NUFORC Sighting 68511

Occurred: 1967-06-30 22:00 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2009-02-08 10:09 Pacific
Duration: 15 minutes +
No of observers: 30

Location: Glenview, IL, USA

Shape: Circle
Characteristics: Lights on object

Large ball of light hovering above the road in Glenview, Illinois - 25 - 30 observers - 1967 or 1968.

This sighting was from approximately the summer of 1967 or 1968. My fiancée and I were driving south on Waukegan Road in Glenview, Illinois and saw a large, (about the size of the moon when it is midway up in the sky), round glowing object hovering high over the road about ½ mile in front of us. There was no noise from this object. Everyone was out of their cars, including the police. All traffic was stopped.

This object was so bright, all that could be seen was light. It hovered there for such a long time, that we finally had to leave. I’m going say it was there for at least ten to fifteen minutes before we left. I remember saying to my fiancée that we would find out about what happened the next morning, because it would definitely be in the newspaper or on TV. There was no way that this could go unreported, because the police and 25 - 30 people were standing in the middle of Waukegan Road watching the incident. There was no report in the paper, or on the news the following days. FYI, the Glenview Naval Air Station was about four or five miles from this spot.

Many years later, I tried contacting J. Alan Hynek, but he had died. I believe I contacted his office and they said they had no report of this, but that was probably 15 - 20 years after the occurrence. It was so extraordinary, I can’t believe there wasn’t a report to someone. I’ll never forget the sight of this, and will always wonder what it was. Someone suggested a flare, but it was so large, hovering in one spot for so long, and didn’t move the entire time, so another person in the crowd said a flare wasn’t possible.


Source of report indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD

Posted 2009-03-19

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